Summer Reading: 10 infographics you should see
July 17, 2013
We love infographics at Canada 2020. Here’s 10 of our favorites from the past few months that you should add to your summer reading list.
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The Economic Policy Institute wants to show you that inequality is real, personal, expensive, created and fixable. (Source: The Economic Policy Institute)
How often have you taken the New York City subway? Where you aware of the gradients of income inequality you were traveling along the lines? (Source: The New Yorker)
Carbon & energy
A great illustration of President Obama’s climate action plan. This infographic by the White House has all the high-level information you need to know. (Source: The White House)
What will it take to reach sustainable energy use? The World Bank outlines some of the measures that will need to be taken to achieve a more sustainable planet. (Source: The World Bank)
A new record! 2013 has seen record levels of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. (Source: The Guardian)
Explore and compare the level of carbon dioxide by country, per capita, per GDP and percentage change. Where does Canada stand in comparison? (Source: The Guardian)
As the United States reaches for energy independence and a greener future, what does its energy portfolio currently look like? (Source: The Smithsonian)
The Canadian Medical Association shows how many socio-economic factors determine Canadians’ health with What Makes Canadians Sick? You’ll recognize many social determinants of health discussed at our public events and this infographic reinforces the “all hands on deck” strategy. (Source: The Canadian Medical Association)
Productivity & innovation
Who leads global innovation? Have a look but be warned Canada is not a top player! (Source: WIPO)
Can an annual minimum wage salary cover child care costs of two children in the United States? Childcare is imperative to full labour participation and productivity. (Source: The Huffington Post)
Opinion: Why the US and Europe must stand together
President Obama’s trip to Europe is an opportunity to build on the vision he outlined in his West Point speech last week, and to set out a plan to renew the transatlantic relationship. This backbone of an alliance of liberal democracies across the globe, and the foundation of the post-war order, faces fresh challenges today. Over the past few years, though, this alliance has suffered from neglect which is troubling, as the inexorable triumph of liberal democracy is not inevitable – it requires constant work and vigilance.
Global Progress: Making Progressive Politics Work
“Making Progressive Politics Work: A Handbook of Ideas” is a collection of essays from the organizations and thinkers that are a part of Global Progress, an international exchange of ideas that will fuel the creation and implementation of progressive policies around the world. The handbook, organized and published by the U.K.-based Policy Network. Divided into two sections – Future Wealth Creation, and Jobs, Wages and Skills of the Future – the publication is required reading for Canadian progressives.
Analysis: Who is Matteo Renzi?
At just 39 years of age, Matteo Renzi became Italy’s youngest-ever prime minister in late February. The dramatic events that led to this meteoric rise are nothing new for Renzi. Over the course of his relatively short political career, the former lawyer and regional counselor earned the nickname “il Rottomatore”—meaning “the bulldozer” or “the demolition man”—thanks to his reputation for taking on the establishment and pushing through political reforms.
Opinion: It’s not unemployment, it’s underemployment
As short as 20 years ago, our combined attainment of education, work experience, and connections would place many young Canadians on a secure career track that would allow us to pay back our loans, save for a house, and contribute to the overall productivity of this great country. Today, that’s more or less not the case, and an increasing number of young Canadians are caught in a veritable limbo state of underemployment.
August 15, 2013
Summer Reading: 10 infographics you should see
We love infographics at Canada 2020 – and there’s no better time to browse and read them then over the long summer office hours.
Here’s 10 online features from The Guardian, The Economic Policy Institute, The White House and more than you should catch up on. Topics include tracking and comparing national carbon outputs, measuring exactly how inequality is rising in North America and answering what makes Canadians sick.